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International Conference on Animation,
Effects, VR, Games and Transmedia
April 24 - 27, Stuttgart, Germany

Program 2017

FORUM | MARKETPLACE

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Allegorithmic

www.allegorithmic.com

Booth number 3.3

Allegorithmic develops the new generation of 3D painting and texturing software (Substance Painter, Substance Designer and Substance B2M) and an ever-growing physically based material library (Substance Source).
Constantly on the edge of innovation, Substance technologies empower 3D creators and integrate naturally into production pipelines.
With a fast-growing community, Substance has become a standard in the game industry and is already expanding to the industries of Animation/VFX, Architecture, and Industrial Design.

For more information visit www.allegorithmic.com

Want to schedule a meeting with us? Contact Alexandre Bagard at alexandre.bagard@allegorithmic.com  or at +33 1 82 83 11 26

AMD

www.amd.com

Booth number 2.8

As leaders in Virtual Reality technology and the VR eco-system, AMD supports content creators, innovators and our long-standing partners. Our VR-ready products deliver immense visual power and set the bar for enabling premium experiences on high-end VR entertainment and game applications.

For more than 45 years, AMD has driven innovation in high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies - the building blocks for gaming, immersive platforms and the datacenter. Hundreds of millions of consumer, leading Fortune 500 businesses and cutting-edge scientific research facilities around the world rely on AMD technology daily to improve how they live, work and play. AMD employees around the world are focused on building great products that push the boundaries of what is possible.

Avid Technology GmbH

Booth number 1.5

Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the most open and efficient media platform, connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution and consumption. Avid’s preeminent customer community uses Avid’s comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and monetize the most watched, loved and listened to media in the world—from prestigious and award-winning feature films, to popular television shows, news programs and televised sporting events, and celebrated music recordings and live concerts.

With the most flexible deployment and pricing options, Avid’s industry-leading solutions include Pro Tools®, Media Composer®, Avid NEXIS™, Interplay®, ProSet™ and RealSet™, Maestro™, PlayMaker™, and Sibelius®. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on FacebookInstagram, Twitter, YouTubeLinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

Visit our booth and learn more about

4Designer authoring software - the foundation of all Avid real/time graphic systems. Create stunning visual content for news, elections, sports events, weather segments, business reports, and more. As the successor of award-winning 3Designer, 4Designer offers more power, speed, and new features in a more modern interface, yet maintains the same workflows and compatibility with existing templates. www.avid.de/products/4designer

Media Composer is the professional choice for creative editorial. Accelerate storytelling with the tools embraced by top movie, television, and broadcast editors. And power through HD and high-res editing faster and easier than ever. www.avid.de/media-composer

Blue Zoo Animation Studio

www.blue-zoo.co.uk

Booth number 3.6

Blue Zoo is a London based animation production company that crafts creatively playful CG character animation, of all shapes and sizes, exploring unique and fresh styles.  

The studio thrives on collaborating to develop engaging stories, memorable characters and intriguing worlds, viewed across all digital platforms, for all ages to enjoy.

 

CADnetwork

www.cadnetwork.de

Booth number 2.4

Premium. Performance. Innovation.
Over 10 years CADnetwork develops premium hardware and solutions for digital artists.
Visit us and take a look at the CADnetwork Workstation and RenderCube Family:

Workstation Creator! - Single Processor Workstation for 3D and Video

Workstation W60 - Dual Processor Workstation for maximum Performance

RenderCube - your personal desktop renderfarm

RenderCube GPU - your personal renderfarm with gpu support

RenderCub Rack - Professional Rackmountable renderfarm

Also you can try out the new wireless 3Dconnexion 3D Mouse.

Contact: CADnetwork GmbH, Die Workstation Manufaktur, Emil-Hoffmann-Str. 55-59, D-50996 Köln, Enrico Reil, email: e.reil@cadnetwork.de, phone: + 49 2236 39379-11

 

Chaos Group

chaosgroup.com/fmx2017

Booth number 1.6

Chaos Group kicked off 2017 with a sci-tech Academy Award win for V-Ray, presented to our co-founder and head of software development Vladimir “Vlado” Koylazov—and we’ll continue to celebrate this incredible achievement at FMX. You can check out our booth to see how the latest V-Ray technology delivers better renders more quickly, and enjoy some special guest appearances and demos while you're there.

We will also take over the Mannheim Room on May 3 for an action packed V-Ray Day filled with inspiring presentations. Vlado will join host Chris Nichols and Dabarti’s Tomasz Wyszolmirski for a special live edition of our famous CG Garage podcast. This is a great chance to take part in a fun and lively discussion of all things VFX. 

Tomasz will follow the podcast with an in-depth look at Dabarti’s use of V-Ray RT GPU,  and we’ll also host presentations from Scanline’s Laszlo Sebo and Unit Image’s Dorian Marchesin.

Learn more at chaosgroup.com/fmx2017

Digital Production

www.digitalproduction.com

Booth number 3.5

DIGITAL PRODUCTION is the leading German-language trade magazine that covers the entire range of digital media production. The magazine provides sections such as Visual Effects and Animation Techniques as well as Visualization, Game- and Industrial Design with additional key supporting information. The target audience consists of both professional and semi-professional creative people and decision-makers in all disciplines of digital media post-production.

For more than 20 years DIGITAL PRODUCTION has presented the animago AWARD & CONFERENCE (07/08 September 2017). The industry conference as well as the competition for 3d animation, visual effects, visualization and design professionals is funded by the Bavarian State Ministry for Economics and Media, Energy and Technology and Munich´s Department of Culture. Project submission for the animago AWARD is free of charge and possible until 31st May 2017. For more information visit www.animago.com

Published by: ATEC Business Information GmbH, Hackerbruecke 6, 80335 Munich, GERMANY, www.digitalproduction.com, www.animago.com

Contacts:
Editorial contact:
Mirja Fuerst, T: +49 (0) 89 89817-366, E: mirja.fuerst@digitalproduction.com
Marketing contact:
Carmen Freudenfeld, T: +49 (0) 89 381620-27, E: carmen.freudenfeld@atec-bi.de
animago contact:
Jana Freund, T: +49 (0) 89 89817-340, E: jana.freund@animago.com

Dynamixyz

www.dynamixyz.com

Booth number 1.9

Founded in 2010, the success of Dynamixyz’ award-winning Performer software for facial motion capture is the culmination of nearly a decade of specializing in quality 3D face analysis and synthesis. The challenge of capturing the human face has always been the team’s specialist focus, and Dynamixyz’ Performer Software has proved to be one of the most stable markerless facial tracking systems in the world. 
Flexible business models combine with constantly evolving cutting-edge software and hardware to deliver a time and cost-efficient workflow, empowering you to make unsurpassed raw animations for production and stunning real-time shows. Performer allows you to have full control of the video capture, analysis, tracking and retargeting of facial performance.
Among our customers are world-renowned studios like Ubisoft, Eidos Montreal, The Imaginarium, Sega, Digital Frontier, IO Interactive, Square Enix, Capcom…and also smaller studios and indies.

Dynamixyz won a handful of prestigious awards:
- Laureate winner of the national entrepreneurship contest (French Ministry of Higher Education and Research-2010)
- Winner of FERA challenge (Facial Expression Recognition and Analysis) with ISIR (IEEE-2011)
- Winner of AVEC challenge (Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge) with Supelec (SSPNET-2012)
- Honorable mention paper award at Eurographics 2016

More information at www.dynamixyz.com

Golaem

www.golaem.com

Booth number 3.4

Golaem makes it easy and affordable to populate worlds with directable digital characters, from a few to thousands. Artists from all over the globe use Golaem to bring life to commercials, episodic productions,  feature films and games. Meet the Golaem team at our booth and see how you can populate a scene in less than 5 minutes!

Contact: Golaem, Espace Germanium, 80 avenue des Buttes de Coesmes, 35 700 Rennes, France, Alexandre PILLON, phone: +33  (0) 633 07 45 18, email: alexandre.pillon@golaem.com

Graphine

www.graphinesoftware.com

Booth number 1.11

Graphine is a Belgian graphics middleware company. We specialise in texture streaming and compression technologies for the video game and 3D visualization industries. Clients work with us to use their highest resolution assets (including UDIM) in real time (e.g.: VR) with no downscaling in the visual fidelity.
Contact: Aljosha Demeulemeester, info@graphinesoftware.com, +32 9 247 01 05

HDR Light Studio

www.lightmap.co.uk

Booth number 1.1

For Professional 3D Computer Graphic Artists and 3D Visualizers that want to light their shots faster, more creatively, and to a higher standard. HDR Light Studio 5 is a lighting application that adds intuitive lighting creation and control to your existing 3D software/renderer. Unlike traditional methods, HDR Light Studio 5 removes tedious setup and guesswork from the lighting workflow. Allowing users to express their lighting ideas with ease.

Drop by the booth to meet with Mark Segasby, co-founder of Lightmap Ltd. Get a one to one demonstration of the software with an expert user.

Contact: Lightmap Ltd, The Coach House, Hexgreave Estate, Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom, NG22 8LS, Phone: +44  1623 883713, Email: sales@lightmap.co.uk

InstaLOD

www.instalod.io

Booth number 3.2

InstaLOD brings you instant and fully automatic AAA-grade 3D optimization.
Developing 3D content is time-consuming and difficult. No matter if you're working on the next blockbuster game, a thrilling VR experience or a stunning product visualization.
To get the project to render smoothly it's quite common for 3D artists to optimize existing 3D assets by removing polygons or merging multiple assets to reduce the scene complexity.

With InstaLOD SDK2 we're making a huge array of powerful features easily accessible to both artists and programmers alike.
Killer mesh optimizations, blazing fast and high-quality remeshing, occlusion culling, state of the art imposters and AAA-grade baking are just a few of the features available in InstaLOD SDK2.

We'd love to give you a personal tour of InstaLOD SDK 2 Preview 1 at FMX 2017! Get in touch with us now at hello@InstaLOD.io to schedule a meeting.

Isotropix

www.isotropix.com

Booth number 3.1

Isotropix is a software development company founded by former CG Artists. The company develops Clarisse the nextgen artist centric 3D/VFX creation tool adopted by famous studios such as Double Negative, Industrial Light & Magic, Tippett Studio, WETA Digital and Important Looking Pirates. In less than 2 years, Clarisse has already been used in over 30 feature films such as Avengers: The Age of Ultron, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Trek Beyond and more recently Assassin's Creed and Kong: Skull Island as well as many TV-series like Agent Carter, Fungus, The Young Pope and Black Sails. Drop by our booth to meet up with the Isotropix Team and enjoy tech demos of the all-new Clarisse 3.5!

For more information, please visit www.isotropix.com

Want to schedule a meeting with us? Email us at: sales@isotropix.com

Laubwerk

www.laubwerk.com

Booth number 2.7

Laubwerk is a CG software company specializing in digital botany for architects, 3D and VFX artists. Laubwerk Plants Kits offer procedural, render-ready 3D trees with drag-and-drop simplicity, and easy-to-use tools that modify the shape, age, season, and level of detail. For 3ds Max, Maya, Houdini, Cinema 4D, SketchUp, and Python. Our Cinema 4D plugin SurfaceSPREAD distributes vast amounts of objects on terrains. Visit our booth at FMX for a hands-on demonstration. Plus, be the first to see some of our upcoming amazing new features, and new 3D Plants species.

Contact: Laubwerk GmbH, August-Bebel-Str. 27, 14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany, phone: +49 331-58 56 992-0
Email:  info@laubwerk.com To arrange a meeting with us at FMX, please contact: Philip Paar, email:philip.paar@laubwerk.com

Mercenaries Engineering

www.guerillarender.com

Booth number 1.4

Mercenaries Engineering is the editor of the Lookdev, Assembly, Lighting and Rendering software products that were used to carry out the recently released feature films Ballerina/Leap!, The Little Prince, Mune Guardian of the Moon, and TV series featuring Grizzy & the Lemmings, Playmobil Super4

On Mercenaries Engineering’s booth, you will see how you can benefit from Mercenaries Arsenal, the production-proven solution adapted to your production needs. Mercenaries Arsenal is the house of Guerilla Station, the powerful Lookdev, Assembly and Lighting Standalones declined in multiple versions ; Guerilla Render, the robust and flexible Render Engines with improved scalability ; Coalition, the open-source render manager ; and the nextgen animation software you are dreaming of

In addition to its new Bidirectionnal Pathtracer with Real Time Viewport, Mercenaries Engineering will unveil at FMX the most flexible and scalable licensing scheme for your lookdev, assembly, lighting and rendering tasks.

For any request, please contact sales@mercenaries-engineering.com

MTA SZTAKI

www.sztaki.hu

Booth number 1.10

The integrated 4D (i4D) Preproduction System (i4D-PS) aims to support a complete storyboard designing workflow by enabling one to synthesize and visualize virtual 3D scenes from real and fictional elements.
An efficient 3D preview can be obtained from large scale dynamic scenarios, which can be recorded from arbitrary viewpoints, while both the scene elements and the virtual camera configurations can be freely modified by the end-users.
The finished i4D Storyboard can be viewed as a clip from which precise technical data can be derived to assist efficient filmmaking.
Contact: Zsolt Jankó, janko.zsolt@sztaki.mta.hu

Persistant Studios - PopcornFX

www.popcornfx.com

Booth number 2.2

Created in 2005, PopcornFX is your realtime particle effects solution for games, films, AR/VR/MR (meeting great success such as Playstation VR Worlds or Arte “Notes on Blindness” experience). PopcornFX is the leading FX editor, multi-platform & cross-engine. PopcornFX is currently in use in a wide variety of game productions (from indies to AAA), targeted platforms (PC, consoles and mobile), and engines (Unity, Unreal and in-house) but also employed on-set previsualization for realtime FX productions. We also provide PostProduction, training & masterclasses to help your team boost creativity & improve performances. For more information visit  www.popcornfx.com

Want to schedule a meeting or media interview with us? Contact us at contact@popcornfx.com or at +33 9 51 51 42 11

pixeltrain

www.pixeltrain.de

Booth number 1.7

pixeltrain | 3d | vfx | animation offers you in-house trainings, workshops and online-coaching with experienced instructors and publications for the 3d & vfx industry. We enable you to master professional production techniques with the following tools: Maya, Cinema 4D, Houdini FX, Nuke, V-Ray, Arnold, RealFlow, Unity 3D and many more. 

Contact: pixeltrain | 3d | vfx | animation, Helge Maus, Feldbacherstrasse 493, A-8311 Markt Hartmannsdorf, +43.699.10669979, info@pixeltrain.de

 

PNY Technologies

www.pny.com

Booth number 2.4

Founded in 1985, PNY has manufactured quality computer components for over 25 years; the company represents a real success story of a company leading the American, European and Asian computing markets.

PNY has a long history of providing designers, engineers, researchers and visualization clients with cutting-edge NVIDIA® QUADRO® and TESLA™ solutions. PNY understands the needs of its professional graphics clients, offering professional technical support and a constant commitment to customer satisfaction.

The NVIDIA QUADRO based graphics boards from PNY are the most powerful, feature-rich family of high performance boards available to the professional community. Certified for all major CAD/CAM and DCC applications they deliver unmatched power to maximize your productivity.

The NVIDIA TESLA based GPU Computing solutions from PNY are designed from the ground up for high performance computing (HPC). Fully certified servers from TYAN and ASUS are also proposed by PNY.

PNY also manufactures a full line of high-end memory modules and professional SSDs. Headquartered in New Jersey (USA), and Bordeaux (France) for the European headquarter, PNY maintains facilities in North America, EMEA and Asia.

PresenZ

www.nozon.com

Booth number 2.6

PresenZ is a new volumetric VR film format that allows 6 degrees of freedom in precomputed images. Unlike 3D 360 videos with PresenZ the viewer can lean forward or back and look around objects in the scene and feel like they are really there. And unlike real-time rendered scenes, PresenZ can achieve the same visual fidelity audiences are used to from feature length motion pictures and pre-rendered animation.

PresenZ offers a chain of tools that plug in the standard VFX/3D pipeline:

-       Plug in for V-Ray and Arnold (a SDK coming out soon will allow porting to any Ray-tracer).

-       No need to use a game engine but can be mixed with real-time graphics

-       Very complex assets created for standard movies or pre-viz can be easily recycled

Ranch Computing

www.ranchcomputing.com/en

Booth number 3.7

Ranch Computing is a powerful yet easy to use CPU/GPU render farm which offers best value for money on the market. Benefit from the best of an automated service (24/7, with constant monitoring of your projects) along with a personalized support to answer all your questions. Our last generation Xeon computers and smart software are optimized to render all your 3D projects at an incredible speed! We save your time so that you can dedicate it to what you are best at: creativity.

More information and free trial credit: https://www.ranchcomputing.com/en

Want to schedule a meeting with us? Send an email to general@ranchcomputing.com or call +33 (0)1 8250 7008

RebusFarm

www.rebusfarm.net

Booth number 2.7

RebusFarm provides a next generation render technology which allows you to harness the power of 5000 CPUs. Our unique system offers an easy-to-use interface with perfect monitoring of the render process while having full control over your render projects at any time. RebusFarm supports a wide range of 3D applications and plugins and continuously develops and researches new technologies to improve your experience.

Come and visit us at booth 2.7!

Contact: RebusFarm GmbH, Maarweg 251a, 50825 Köln, Germany, email: marketing@rebusfarm.net

Stordis

www.stordis.com

Booth number 1.2

STORDIS is the leading independent distributor of Open Networking Infrastructure and Storage Solutions. We provide the most knowledgeable, trusted source for the best products the Open Networking and storage industry has to offer to our European and worldwide reseller customer base. Founded in 2007 by Alexander Jeffries and Waldemar Scheck, STORDIS® head office is located in Stuttgart, Germany with sales offices in London and Paris.

At FMX we will present our portfolio for Media & Broadcast industries, especially the solutions of G-Technology. From small portable and rugged drives to large, multi-bay RAID and NAS solutions, G-Technology – a Western Digital Corporation brand – is the powerful, premium storage solutions company focused on meeting the demanding requirements of the media and entertainment industry.

Amongst studios, professional videographers and photographers, post-production houses, prosumers, and content creators and curators, the high-end drives are designed for every stage of your creative workflow.

G-Tech´s complete portfolio of external storage solutions delivers amazing performance, throughput and reliability – and durability – for Mac and PC users alike. Since our inception nearly 15 years ago, we continue to innovate how digital creative content is created, stored, shared and used across the entire end-to-end workflow process, supporting customers who continue to buy G-Technology branded products time and time again.

With an ever-expanding offering of high-performance storage solutions to fulfill all creative content requirements – developed in cooperation with such strategic and technology partners as Apple®, Atomos®, RED Camera®, Adobe®, and Intel® – it’s no wonder creative professionals all around the globe rely on G-Technology branded storage solutions.

Visit our booth at FMX for a hands-on demonstration of G-Tech solutions.

Contact:
Stordis GmbH, Rosenwiesstr. 17, 70567 Stuttgart
To arrange a meeting with us at FMX, please contact: Alexander Krubasik, alexander.krubasik@stordis.com

Vicon

www.vicon.com

Booth number 2.3

Vicon delivers highly accurate motion capture systems for use in film, games and broadcast. Its flagship camera line, Vicon Vantage, offers the highest resolution, frame rates and accuracy available, allowing detailed motion capture in almost any environment. Vero is Vicon’s next generation camera, combining size, power, and price performance into one amazing solution.

Vicon was established in Oxford, UK, in 1984 and is now a subsidiary of the Oxford Metrics Group Plc. Some of Vicon’s global clients include: Ninja Theory, SolidAnim, Bradford University, EA’s The Capture Lab, Snail Games, Lionhead Studios, The Imaginarium, Phosphor Games, Ubisoft, Sony, Portsmouth University, and Audiomotion Studios.

Xsens

www.xsens.com

Booth number 1.8

Xsens is the leading innovator in inertial motion capture products for the Entertainment market. Its motion capture technology is used in worldwide known productions including Iron Man 2, FIFA, Just Cause 3, Ted 1 and 2 and the Love Has No Labels viral video. Clients and partners include Electronic Arts, NBC Universal, Double Negative, Autodesk, Faceware, Unity 3D and various other leading institutes, universities and companies throughout the world.

Xsens MVN motion capture system: https://www.xsens.com/products/xsens-mvn/

Xsens testimonials: https://www.xsens.com/xsens-mvn-testimonials/

Xsens MVN showreel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBCYWdXQg-4

Contact: Phone: +31 88 97367 00 I Email: info@xsens.com I Web: www.xsens.com

FMX is funded by the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Housing of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg, the City of Stuttgart and the MFG Film Funding, taking place in cooperation with VES Visual Effects Society, ACM SIGGRAPH and the World Building Institute, supported by Animation Media Cluster Region Stuttgart (AMCRS), AMD, AutodeskBackstage, Epic Games and Mackevision. FMX is an event by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, organized by the Animationsinstitut, hosting the Animation Production Day (APD), a joint venture with the Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS).